Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

Double-hatting: prohibition or regulation?

Baiju Vasani and Julia Cayre of Ivanyan and Partners consider recent proposals to address “double-hatting” in investment arbitration and warn that prohibiting the practice entirely could create more problems than it solves.

18 November 2021

New board for new DIAC

UAE businessman Tariq Humaid Al Tayer is to chair the board of the new, overhauled Dubai International Arbitration Centre formed following the abolition of the LCIA's Dubai joint venture.

17 November 2021

ICSID to table rule changes in the new year

ICSID says there is “growing consensus” on the revamp of its rules, as it publishes further draft provisions on third-party funding, security for costs, publication of submissions and expedited proceedings.

15 November 2021

Delos unveils major rules update

Delos has made the first significant update to its rules of arbitration, including adding a mechanism allowing award creditors to apply for the publication of a "compliance failure notice" if the award is still unpaid after the time limits for challenging it at the seat have expired.

03 November 2021

VIAC secretary general to step down

Alice Fremuth-Wolf is stepping down as secretary general of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre after nearly a decade during which she oversaw the institution’s expansion in the Russian market, improvements in arbitrator diversity, and electronic case management during the covid-19 pandemic.

20 October 2021

Dubai's abolition of joint venture was a shock, confirms LCIA

The LCIA has confirmed that Dubai's recent abolition of its joint venture with the DIFC and transfer of its assets to a rival arbitration centre came as a complete shock, as sources speak to GAR about the ramifications of this "outrageous expropriation of the crown jewel of the Dubai arbitration landscape".

15 October 2021

LCIA responds to Dubai's proposals on handling of DIFC-LCIA cases

The LCIA has said that its still in discussion with the authorities in Dubai over the handling of cases being conducted under the DIFC-LCIA rules in the wake of the emirate's abolition of their joint venture, after Dubai issued a statement proposing they be handled by the LCIA on a "secondment" basis.

15 October 2021

Uzbekistan's offering on show at first arbitration week

The first Uzbek Arbitration Week enabled Uzbekistan to showcase its updated arbitration offering, including a new law based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and new rules and rosters at the Tashkent International Arbitration Centre, and highlight its advantages as a seat for CIS-related disputes.

12 October 2021

Fun in store for ICC Court alumni

A new ICC Court Alumni Group will keep former members of the court connected and involve them in planning for the future, mentoring the new generation and fun, it was announced today.

05 October 2021

LCIA adds two to its board

Kate Cervantes-Knox of DLA Piper and Constantine Partasides QC of Three Crowns have been appointed to the LCIA board.

30 September 2021

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